2 Lance Klusener’s World Records that might not be broken in Future

Lance Klusener was one of the important players of the South African national cricket team. He was one of the exponents of a fearless brand of cricket during the heydays of his cricketing career.

Moreover, he was one of the best all-rounders in the world during the 1990s and early 2000s. He possessed the incredible credentials of an all-rounder as he scored runs and took wickets when it mattered the most.

He has represented the South African cricket team in 49 Tests and 171 ODIs. Overall, he has scored 1906 runs in Tests at an average of 32.9 including four centuries and eight half-centuries to his name.


On the other hand, he scored 3576 runs in ODIs at an average of 41.1 including two centuries and 19 half-centuries to his name. Now, in this article, let’s take a look at two of Lance Klusener’s world records that might not be broken in future.

1. Highest average in ODI World Cup

Lance Klusener etched his name into the record books after he maintained a sensational batting average in the ODI World Cup. The former South African all-rounder averages 124 in the ODI Cricket World Cup.

Notably, it is the most by any batter in the history of World Cup cricket. Having featured in 14 matches (11 innings) in ODI World Cup for his team, he scored 372 runs.


2. Not dismissed in most consecutive innings in World Cup matches

Lance Klusener was not dismissed in five consecutive innings in World Cup matches, a record that still remains intact. It is one of the records that might not be broken in the future. It is worth mentioning that he remained unbeaten on five consecutive innings wherein he aggregated 214 runs during the 1999 World Cup.

Nonetheless, his streak was eventually ended by Gavin Larsen in the Super Six stage match against the New Zealand cricket team when the all-rounder was dismissed for the first time in the tournament after scoring only 4 runs.


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